Lessons from Global Nursing Activities of Korean Nursing Students in a Rural Community of Ethiopia

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304487
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Lessons from Global Nursing Activities of Korean Nursing Students in a Rural Community of Ethiopia
Author(s):
Lee, Hyeonkyeong; Lee, Tae Wha; Kim, Myeongseon
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Hyeonkyeong Lee, PhD, RN, hlee39@yuhs.ac; Tae Wha Lee, PhD, RN; Myeongseon Kim, RN, BS;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: Responding to the increased need of global health capacity building for nursing students, a global nursing internship (GNI) program was conducted for Korean nursing students to enhance global health understanding and build students’ capacity to apply their nursing knowledge and skills to global health settings, focusing on primary health care. This study evaluated a 2-week GNI program conducted in Ethiopia in July 2011.

Methods: A total of 18 nursing students from 3 universities participated in the GNI program.  The program consisted of community assessment, health education, community campaign, primary health outreach service, site visits to global health organizations and cultural exchanges. A self-administered questionnaire examined student competence in 23 activities using a 4-point Likert scale and program satisfaction perceived by participants using a 5-point Likert scale after completing the GNI program. In addition, reflective evaluation using 5 questions was conducted during daily group evaluation sessions. The discussion was written in daily evaluation reports followed by content analysis.

Results: Mean student competence score was 3.2 and the participants showed the highest competence in the areas of both community health education and new life value as a global citizen. Overall mean program satisfaction score was 4.0. Almost all participants strongly recommended this program to others. The most interesting things addressed by the participants were higher community people’s attention to their health education than expected, observation of culturally different community environment and communication with people in Ethiopia. The most confused things were a different calendar system, different nursing skills, and best ways of assistance to help community. 

Conclusion: The GNI program contributed to increase students’ intercultural competence and provided a chance to prepare their careers in global health nursing. It is suggested to plan more preparatory sessions before the GNI program and integrate the program into nursing curriculum.

Keywords:
global nursing; student internship
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLessons from Global Nursing Activities of Korean Nursing Students in a Rural Community of Ethiopiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLee, Hyeonkyeongen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLee, Tae Whaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKim, Myeongseonen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsHyeonkyeong Lee, PhD, RN, hlee39@yuhs.ac; Tae Wha Lee, PhD, RN; Myeongseon Kim, RN, BS;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304487-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b><b>Purpose: </b> </b>Responding to the increased need of global health capacity building for nursing students, a global nursing internship (GNI) program was conducted for Korean nursing students to enhance global health understanding and build students’ capacity to apply their nursing knowledge and skills to global health settings, focusing on primary health care. This study evaluated a 2-week GNI program conducted in Ethiopia in July 2011. <b></b><p><b><b>Methods</b>: </b> A total of 18 nursing students from 3 universities participated in the GNI program.  The program consisted of community assessment, health education, community campaign, primary health outreach service, site visits to global health organizations and cultural exchanges. A self-administered questionnaire examined student competence in 23 activities using a 4-point Likert scale and program satisfaction perceived by participants using a 5-point Likert scale after completing the GNI program. In addition, reflective evaluation using 5 questions was conducted during daily group evaluation sessions. The discussion was written in daily evaluation reports followed by content analysis. <p><b><b>Results</b>: </b> Mean student competence score was 3.2 and the participants showed the highest competence in the areas of both community health education and new life value as a global citizen. Overall mean program satisfaction score was 4.0. Almost all participants strongly recommended this program to others. The most interesting things addressed by the participants were higher community people’s attention to their health education than expected, observation of culturally different community environment and communication with people in Ethiopia. The most confused things were a different calendar system, different nursing skills, and best ways of assistance to help community.  <p><b><b>Conclusion: </b> </b>The GNI program contributed to increase students’ intercultural competence and provided a chance to prepare their careers in global health nursing. It is suggested to plan more preparatory sessions before the GNI program and integrate the program into nursing curriculum.en_GB
dc.subjectglobal nursingen_GB
dc.subjectstudent internshipen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:37:06Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:37:06Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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